April 23, 2006

The Stanford Protest

Here's what the NYTimes said:
Scott McClellan, the White House press secretary, said Mr. Bush's visit to Stanford was interrupted by protesters, who blocked the only road leading to the Hoover Institution, where Mr. Bush was to meet with fellows before dining with Mr. Shultz.

As a result of the protest, the meeting was switched to Mr. Shultz's house, and the dinner followed.
And now from the Stanford Daily:
Although President George W. Bush was scheduled to meet with fellows at the Hoover Institution on Friday, the presence of more than 1,000 protestors forced him to change his plans and meet with advisers and faculty members at the residence of former Secretary of State and Hoover Fellow George Shultz on the outskirts of the Stanford campus.

More than 100 armed law enforcement and Secret Service officers lined the streets outside of Encina Commons, as students, parents, faculty members and local residents protested Bush’s anticipated arrival on east campus. While the protest was peaceful, three Stanford students—seniors Claire Wagenseil, Diogo Pereira and Caroline Martin— were arrested as police pushed the crowd out of Serra Street.
Congratulations to the patriots in California - especially the guy in this picture. Go take a look. It should give any Republican still loyal to Bush (what few there are these days) a fright. Congratulations to photographer Shams Shaikh for snapping it.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Clearly the campus at Stanford is teeming with politically interested students. After the apathy of the 90s, where the PARTIES had to rile youth with "Rock the Vote" etc, I think that college students are again prepared to make bold statements. Hopefully Stanford students can channel this energy into something more prolonged, I would be excited to see it.